Legarda Lines Up More Cultural Programs Thru Legislation

October 4, 2013

Following the inauguration of the new Hibla and Baybayin Galleries, Senator Loren Legarda said she has lined up more programs aimed at promoting and protecting the unique and diverse Filipino culture through proposed measures she has filed in the Senate.
During the program for the said inauguration held at the Museum of the Filipino People, Legarda, through the encouragement of National Commission on Culture and the Arts (NCCA) Chairperson Felipe de Leon Jr., committed to filing a measure that will mandate […]

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Rice supply woes food security issue–Loren

October 3, 2013

Senator Loren Legarda batted for more government support for farmers to increase rice production, saying supply problems hounding the government go beyond just numbers but have become issues of food security.
Legarda, in a statement, cited reports that Economic Planning Secretary Arsenio Balisacan had informed President Aquino that domestic rice supply is running low and could be augmented by importation.
“This probably explains why the public continues to be burdened with unstable rice prices despite assurances from agricultural officials that […]

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Legarda Bats for Better Opportunities for Farmers to Increase Rice Productivity

October 2, 2013

Amid issues on rice price hike, Senator Loren Legarda stressed the need for strengthened support for farmers to increase the country’s rice productivity.
Reports say that National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) Sec. Arsenio Balisacan’s “Memorandum for the President” dated 10 September 2013 informed President Benigno Aquino III about the country’s true rice situation: domestic supplies are low and can only be augmented by importing 500 metric tons (MT) of rice.
“This probably explains why the public continues to be burdened with unstable […]

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